Biography of Sushil Jajodia

Sushil Jajodia is Distinguished University Professor, BDM International Professor, and the founding director of Center for Secure Information Systems in the College of Engineering and Computing at the George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.   He is also the director of the NSF IUCRC Center for Cybersecurity Analytics and Automation (CCAA).   He served as the chair of the Department of Information and Software Engineering during 1998-2002.   He joined Mason after serving as the director of the Database and Expert Systems Program within the Division of Information, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems at the National Science Foundation.   Before that he was the head of the Database and Distributed Systems Section in the Computer Science and Systems Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington and Associate Professor of Computer Science and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia.   He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Milan, Italy; Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, England; King's College, London, England; Paris Dauphine University, France; and Imperial College, London, England.   Dr. Jajodia received his BS and MS from the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and PhD from the University of Oregon, Eugene, all in Mathematics.

Dr. Jajodia has made research contributions to diverse aspects of security and privacy, including access control, multilevel secure databases, vulnerability analysis, adaptive cyber defense, cloud security, and steganography, as well as replicated and temporal databases and algebraic topology.   He has authored or coauthored seven books, edited 53 books and conference proceedings, and published more than 500 technical papers in the refereed journals and conference proceedings. Five of his books have been translated in Chinese.   He is also a holder of 29 patents, 18 of which have been licensed by successful startups.   His current research sponsors are the Office of Naval Research (ONR), National Security Agency (NSA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI).

Dr. Jajodia is a fellow of ACM, IEEE, and IFIP.  He was named BDM International Professor in 2000 and University Profesor in 2007 - Endowed chairs and the title of University Professor are the highest academic rank bestowed on members of George Mason University faculty.   He is a recipient of the IFIP TC 11 Kristian Beckman award (1996), IEEE Computer Society Golden Core member Award (1996), Volgenau School of Engineering Outstanding Research Faculty Award (2000), International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Silver Core Award (2001), ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award (2008), IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Contributions Award (2011), ESORICS Outstanding Research Award (2015), Federal Information Systems Security Educators Association (FISSEA) Educator of the Year Award (2016), IEEE Computer Society Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award (2016), IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award (2020),       and Computer Science in United States Leader Award (2023).   He was recognized for the most accepted papers at the 30th anniversary of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.   2023 Edition of Top Computer Science Scientists by ranks him at 115th in the world and 71st in the US.  His Erdos number is 2.   According to the Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 50,000 times and his h-index is 114.

Dr. Jajodia has supervised 27 doctoral dissertations. Thirteen of these graduates hold academic positions while rest are in successful industrial positions.  Twelve students hold tenured positions at U.S. universities; four are NSF CAREER awardees, one is DoE Young Investigator awardee, and one is a Fulbright Scholar.  One additional student is tenured at a Canadian university.

Dr. Jajodia has served in different capacities for various journals and conferences. He is the founding editor of the Springer Series on Advances in Information Security (2001-present), and a member of the editorial board of Springer Cybersecurity (2018-present), Springer Journal of Banking and Financial Technology (2019-present), and SpringerBriefs in Computer Science.  He was the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computer Security (1992-2010) and a past editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers (2016-2019), ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (1999-2006), IET Information Security (2007-2014), International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (1992-2011), IEEE Concurrency (1997-2000), and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (1989-1991).  The URL for his web page is

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